Explaining organizational survival using bio-inspired survival capabilities

Guy Kashi, Gad Rabinowitz

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Various researchers have borrowed insights from the natural world for use in man made systems. In this paper we do something similar to the field of organizational systems by integrating natural evolution, organizations success, economics performance measurements, chaos and complex systems (McCarthy 2004, Montuori 2000, Joachim 2001, Kauffman 1996, Collins 1997, 2001, Teece 1997). We have discerned seven natural evolution and survival capabilities from the literature on the nature and itemized each of them by means of actions and processes in organizations (for instance, having money reserve as action of robustness). Then, using 53 managers and employees in 14 business organizations we studied how they are perceived and evaluated. Our findings verify positive correlations between two capabilities (robustness and proliferation) and business relative stock-market success indicator.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-36
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2007


  • Evolution
  • Management effectiveness
  • Nature
  • Organization capabilities
  • Success
  • Survival

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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